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Organized Crime and Sports #223977

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 19, 1972
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(Studio) House Select Committee on Crime, headed by Representative Claude Pepper, continues hearings into links between organized crime and horse racing.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) [PEPPER - asks Raymond Patriarca if he ever had any part in the fixing of a horse race.] [PATRIARCA - claims 5th amendment.] Patriarca, reputed New England Mafia king pin with alleged ties to gambling, narcotics, prostitution, is flanked by 4 federal marshals because he's serving a jail term for conspiracy. Says he never met Frank Sinatra and knows nothing of his race track investments. Replies to Arizona Representative Sam. Steiger's question that he has read "The Godfather", for which he, reputedly was one model. Says it was a success because government publicizes org. crime.]
REPORTER: Tony Sargent

Mudd, Roger;
Sargent, Tony

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